End Citizens United announced that they will be supporting a wide range of Democratic candidates for office. They will be trying to keep Republicans from winning those seats. Tiffany Muller, head of End Citizens United, said that California has seen some great public officials, but also some really bad ones. One of the officials they are targeting is a Republican from Alpine, Duncan Hunter. He is currently being investigated for misusing campaign funds. Another one they are targeting is Republican Representative Darrell Issa, who has received some suspicious contributions from telecom companies.
End Citizens United was founded three years ago. It spent over twenty five million dollars during the last presidential election. Their goal is to end the flow of shady money to politicians. They are targeting voters who are tired of all the shady money in politics, especially independent voters. End Citizens United has since raised over eleven million dollars, though it is yet unclear how much of that will go to the elections in California and how much will go to elections in other states.
End Citizens United gets its money from small donors. Their donors usually give money on a small scale, but they have a lot of donors, and it adds up quickly. Their goal is to make their name a reality. They really want Citizens United to be abolished.
They were founded as a reaction to the Citizens United decision by the Supreme Court in 2010, which allowed for the shady flow of money to politicians from unnamed donors. Hundreds of thousands of people have petitioned the government to get this thing repealed. End Citizens United wants to get it repealed by creating a constitutional amendment that would repeal it. They want to stop the Super PACs from making all of their shady and suspicious contributions.
Although there are other organizations that focus on campaign finance reform, End Citizens United is unique. They focus on the loophole that is actually causing so many problems with campaign financing. They also focus on supporting public officials who would be able to use their power to pass legislation to make campaign finance reform a reality. They will help get those politicians elected by running ads on television, mailing cards to houses, and so on. Besides campaign finance reform on the national level by ending Citizens United, End Citizens United also focuses on local and state campaign finance laws. This is obviously an easier goal to achieve. They want to close all loopholes that exist in states and localities around the country that make it possible to send shady money to politicians. This way, more and more politicians will be held accountable.
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